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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : lna|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 2 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 160|
flight time total : 560
flight time type : 5
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Quite simply put, I have never actually terminated an IFR flight at an uncontrolled field. Consequently, I forgot to close my flight plan. The mistake was mine. I have made approachs to uncontrolled fields but as I have said never terminated at one. I discovered my mistake when I called the aircraft owner the next day. He informed me that the police had shown up at the airport looking for the plane. He also told me that he had 'calmed down' the controller and to not contact him (the controller). The corrective action will be to never do it again.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT OPERATING IFR INTO UNCTLED ARPT FORGETS TO CLOSE HIS IFR FLT PLAN.
Narrative: QUITE SIMPLY PUT, I HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY TERMINATED AN IFR FLT AT AN UNCTLED FIELD. CONSEQUENTLY, I FORGOT TO CLOSE MY FLT PLAN. THE MISTAKE WAS MINE. I HAVE MADE APCHS TO UNCTLED FIELDS BUT AS I HAVE SAID NEVER TERMINATED AT ONE. I DISCOVERED MY MISTAKE WHEN I CALLED THE ACFT OWNER THE NEXT DAY. HE INFORMED ME THAT THE POLICE HAD SHOWN UP AT THE ARPT LOOKING FOR THE PLANE. HE ALSO TOLD ME THAT HE HAD 'CALMED DOWN' THE CTLR AND TO NOT CONTACT HIM (THE CTLR). THE CORRECTIVE ACTION WILL BE TO NEVER DO IT AGAIN.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.